Meet our faculty

Susan Pohly
Principal
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My Education:
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Autumn McCafferty
Administrative Assistant
What I love about SAS:
I love assisting all of our wonderful students every day.
My Passion:
Cooking, Baking, Reading, Travel, Design, and Family Time
Favorite Book:
The Velveteen Rabbit and The Harry Potter series
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Mentor Lagoons and all of our parks.
What made my favorite teacher special:
Compassion, kindness and understanding
Favorite Quote:
"I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind."
My Education:
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design and Communications/Public Relations
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Domenica Cappello
Speech
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My Education:
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Toni Carr
Teacher - Grades 6-8
What I love about SAS:
My favorite SAS moment is 8th Grade Graduation. It is a time to celebrate accomplishments and reflect on the years spent at St. Anselm School. It's a proud and memorable day.
My Passion:
My passion outside of school is being a mom, cooking and working out.
Favorite Book:
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Cedar Point
What made my favorite teacher special:
He had the ability to tell stories about historical events in a unique way.
Favorite Quote:
"Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love." Mother Teresa
My Education:
Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron Masters of Education from Cleveland State University
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Janine DiPronio
Teacher - Grade 2
What I love about SAS:
At SAS we are so blessed to have such involved and supportive families.
My Passion:
Spending time with family and friends, running, and reading
Favorite Book:
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Columbus
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher had a great sense of humor and could relate to all of her students.
Favorite Quote:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Early Education with a PK-3 intervention specialist endorsement and a 4-5th endorsement from the University of Dayton.
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Jillian Finkbeiner
Intervention Specialist
What I love about SAS:
The sense of community
My Passion:
Animals and yoga
Favorite Book:
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Any of the surrounding Metroparks
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher never gave up on me.
Favorite Quote:
"Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them." Dr. Rita Pierson
My Education:
Bachelor of Art in Special Education Moderate to Severe from the University of Toledo
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Erin Gallagher
3 Year Old Preschool
What I love about SAS:
My favorite SAS moment is Mrs. Mailey showcasing her talents by dancing and twirling a baton at a staff meeting.
My Passion:
Hiking
Favorite Book:
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Favorite Place in Ohio:
The Towpath in Peninsula
What made my favorite teacher special:
He made environmental science fun and accessible.
Favorite Quote:
"If we had hinges on our head, There wouldn't be no sin, 'Cause we could take the bad stuff our, And leave the good stuff in." Shel Silverstein
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Ohio University Ohio Teaching License from Notre Dame College
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Maria Gilmour
Teacher - Grades 5-6
What I love about SAS:
I love that SAS is full of wonderful students and caring families.
My Passion:
Going to Indians games, movie-watching, and eating M&Ms
Favorite Book:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Salt Fork State Park
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher challenged me, but also made learning enjoyable. He was serious by nature but also clever and different. It was very obvious that this teacher was extremely intelligent; however he took every opportunity to make sure we learned and connected with the material.
Favorite Quote:
"Keep calm and carry on."
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Education from Cleveland State University
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
David Gorski
Music Teacher
What I love about SAS:
I love being able to share my faith in Christ and encouraging students to dig deeper in their relationship with God through music.
My Passion:
Worship ministry
Favorite Book:
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Favorite Place in Ohio:
My favorite Ohio spot is at the corner of E.9th and Carneige.
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher made sure everyone had the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and participate in the class activities.
Favorite Quote:
"Show me your friends, I'll show you your future." Greg Glodkowski
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Malone University
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Lynne Llyod
Nurse
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My Education:
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Julie Mailey
Art Teacher
What I love about SAS:
I love working with the students from preschool through their 8th-grade year. I enjoy seeing and being surprised by their artwork.
My Passion:
I enjoy hiking, looking at art, reading mysteries and talking about books and art. I like making art for my family and enjoy when they make art for me.
Favorite Book:
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Fort Hill, a mound enclosure in southwestern Ohio
What made my favorite teacher special:
She was kind.
Favorite Quote:
"Love One Another"
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Loraine Marous
Preschool Aide
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My Education:
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Shawna Michaels
Teacher
What I love about SAS:
I love the sense of community at SAS. I am really lucky to be able to get to know all of the students from preschool through 8th grade!
My Passion:
When I'm not at school I can be found reading, in my gardens, walking my dogs, and spending time with my family & friends.
Favorite Book:
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes; Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom; and The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Favorite Place in Ohio:
The Cleveland Museum of Art and catching a play at Playhouse Square are my happy places!
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher taught me that kindness matters and never to set limits on what you can achieve.
Favorite Quote:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Cleveland State University Microsoft Certified System Engineer from New Horizon Learning Center Google Certified Educator
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
August Montz
Physical Education Teacher
What I love about SAS:
My favorite SAS moment every year is watching the talent show.
My Passion:
Coaching football
Favorite Book:
The Winners Manual by Jim Tressel
Favorite Place in Ohio:
The Horseshoe (Ohio Stadium) Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes!
What made my favorite teacher special:
Intuition
Favorite Quote:
"Mental toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you." Bill Belichick
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies (Strength and Conditioning) Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Physical Education and Health Education)
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Courtney Mooney
3rd Grade Teacher
What I love about SAS:
I love doing the chicken dance with my students and local senior citizens on our service field trips. I was so proud of my students when I saw how they connected and had fun with members of our community!
My Passion:
Spending time with my family and friends in Chautauqua and Hilton Head
Favorite Book:
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Miami University in Oxford
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher took the time to listen to and connect with her students. She raised the bar and pushed me to challenge myself. She inspired me to become a teacher.
Favorite Quote:
"Do small things with great love." Mother Teresa
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Grades 1-8 from Bowling Green State University
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Marxa Navez
Spanish Teacher
What I love about SAS:
Walking through the halls and listening to my students say "Hola!"
My Passion:
Cooking, crafts and travel
Favorite Book:
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (The Spanish Version!)
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Chagrin River Trails
What made my favorite teacher special:
She taught me to be organized.
Favorite Quote:
"What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches." K. Menninger
My Education:
Universidad de Baja California
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Christine Paciorek
Preschool Aide
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My Education:
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Therese Rose
4 Year Old Preschool
What I love about SAS:
Annual Preschool end of the year program.
My Passion:
Reading
Favorite Book:
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Cleveland Yacht Club
What made my favorite teacher special:
She had the same name as me!
Favorite Quote:
"Catch a bubble!"
My Education:
Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton Notre Dame College
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Frank Shaffer
Teacher - Grades 7-8
What I love about SAS:
The thing I love most about SAS is the student and family relationships I have made here.
My Passion:
Coaching wrestling
Favorite Book:
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Favorite Place in Ohio:
My house
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher was special because of how much she cared for her students.
Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one." Abraham Lincoln
My Education:
Bachelor of Art in AYA Mathematics Grades 7-12 from the University of Akron
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Jacqueline Skotzke
1st Grade Teacher
What I love about SAS:
The sense of family and how so many different age students interact on a daily basis. I love that I get to teach about God and refer to Him in my lessons throughout the day. I am able to teach character and manners while connecting it to our faith.
My Passion:
My family
Favorite Book:
Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children by Carol McCloud
Favorite Place in Ohio:
Geneva, every summer we go to Eddy's Grill, Adventure Zone, walk by the water, and take a different trip to eat pizza in the gazebo at Ferrante's as a family.
What made my favorite teacher special:
She really took time to connect with each of her students.
Favorite Quote:
Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize they were the big things.
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in psychology from John Carroll University Masters in Education from John Carroll University.
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University
Jennifer Smith
4th Grade Teacher
What I love about SAS:
The warm and inviting Catholic community.
My Passion:
Spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite Book:
I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis
Favorite Place in Ohio:
The Q! (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse) to watch the Cavs!
What made my favorite teacher special:
My favorite teacher was happy, kind, and inviting.
Favorite Quote:
"Classroom management is not about having the right rules, it's about having the right relationships."
My Education:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education K-12
M.A., Early Childhood, John Carroll University